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7 Quirky and Unique Playgrounds in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to hundreds of playgrounds. However, there are a select few that stand out. These playgrounds have unique features that children love and adults appreciate. If you are looking for a fun and quirky playground to take your kids, check out this list of unique Indianapolis playgrounds.

7 Quirky and Unique Playgrounds in Indianapolis:

Nature Adventure Playground at Jill Perelman Pavilion

3000 W. 116th Street, Carmel

What makes it unique: Hidden in the woods behind West Park. The Nature Adventure Playground offers kids new challenges and way to play. And did we mention: There’s a zip line here!  
Climbing Structure at the Nature Adventure Playground at Jill Perelman Pavilion
Nature Adventure Playground at Jill Perelman Pavilion

Colts Canal PlaySpace

701 Canal Walk, Indianapolis

What makes it unique: Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Colts Canal PlaySpace is the largest playground in Indianapolis to take on a professional sports theme. Kids won’t get bored at this completely modern park with all of the latest playground equipment. 
 
Colts Canal Playground Indianapolis
Colts Canal Playground Indianapolis

 
River Road Park

12575 River Rd., Carmel

What makes it unique: River Road Park blends play, education, and nature in one beautiful space. Little archeologists and dinosaur lovers can use their imaginations for a different kind of park play. 
 
River Rock Road
River Rock Road

Simon Moon Park

3044 E 171st Street, Westfield

What makes it unique: Looking to avoid the big kids? Simon Moon Park is one of the few parks in Indy that caters more to the younger crowd. This might be your toddler’s favorite park with smaller structures and tons of space to run. 
Simon Moon Park, A Unique playgrounds in Indianapolis
Simon Moon Park

Firefighter Play Pocket Park in Greenwood

Greenwood Fire Station 91 on 155 E. Main St. in Greenwood

What makes it unique: Firefighter Play Pocket Park was designed to allow children to pretend they are firefighters and build a connection between the community and the fire department.
Firefighter Play Pocket Park in Greenwood
Firefighter Play Pocket Park in Greenwood

Old City Park

304 S Meridian St, Greenwood

What makes it unique: Old City Park reopened in 2020 with a brand new element you can’t find anywhere else in Indiana. The recreational centerpiece of Old City Park is a 20-foot cube tower, with a tunnel slide attached and lots of climbing features below. The play tower is the first of its kind in Indiana and one of only three in the country.
 
Old City Park
Old City Park, 20-foot cube tower is the first of its kind in Indiana

Blast Off Playground at Williams Park (Temporarily Closed)

940 S Locust Ln, Brownsburg

What makes it unique: Blast Off Playground is an enormous wooden fort that features slides, tunnels, towers, and other structures. If your kids love to play hide-and-seek, then this park will be their jam. The playground’s towers, tunnels, nooks, and crannies make it a perfect place to play games like hide-and-seek.

Blast Off Playground at Williams Park, Unique playgrounds in Indianapolis
Blast Off Playground at Williams Park

 

 

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